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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Darwin Barney hit an RBI triple off Jered Weaver that broke a scoreless tie in the sixth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-1 Sunday.
Weaver, expected to start on opening day against Kansas City, left after the sixth. Jeff Baker added a three-run homer off Angels reliever Jason Isringhausen in the eighth.
Cubs left-hander Chris Rusin worked 5 1-3 scoreless innings. He allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three against an Angels lineup that featured regulars Kendrys Morales, Mark Trumbo, Maicer Izturis, Alberto Callaspo and Bobby Abreu.
Cubs right-hander Matt Garza worked four scoreless innings in a minor league game, giving up two hits and striking out six.
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